Adrift Author Steven Callahan
ISBN-10 0547526563
Release 2002-10-17
Pages 256
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Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan’s dramatic tale of survival at sea was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than thirty-six weeks. In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have survived more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized only six days out. “Utterly absorbing” (Newsweek), Adrift is a must-have for any adventure library.


Adrift Author Paul Griffin
ISBN-10 9780545709415
Release 2015-07-28
Pages 240
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From critically acclaimed writer Paul Griffin comes a fast-paced young adult novel about five very different teens lost at sea with no one to count on but each other. Matt and John are best friends working out in Montauk for the summer. When Driana, JoJo and Stef invite the boys to their Hamptons mansion, Matt and John find themselves in a sticky situation where temptation rivals sensibility. The newfound friends head out into the Atlantic after midnight in a stolen boat. None of them come back whole, and not all of them come back.

Academically Adrift

Academically Adrift Author Richard Arum
ISBN-10 9780226028576
Release 2011-01-15
Pages 272
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In spite of soaring tuition costs, more and more students go to college every year. A bachelor’s degree is now required for entry into a growing number of professions. And some parents begin planning for the expense of sending their kids to college when they’re born. Almost everyone strives to go, but almost no one asks the fundamental question posed by Academically Adrift: are undergraduates really learning anything once they get there? For a large proportion of students, Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa’s answer to that question is a definitive no. Their extensive research draws on survey responses, transcript data, and, for the first time, the state-of-the-art Collegiate Learning Assessment, a standardized test administered to students in their first semester and then again at the end of their second year. According to their analysis of more than 2,300 undergraduates at twenty-four institutions, 45 percent of these students demonstrate no significant improvement in a range of skills—including critical thinking, complex reasoning, and writing—during their first two years of college. As troubling as their findings are, Arum and Roksa argue that for many faculty and administrators they will come as no surprise—instead, they are the expected result of a student body distracted by socializing or working and an institutional culture that puts undergraduate learning close to the bottom of the priority list. Academically Adrift holds sobering lessons for students, faculty, administrators, policy makers, and parents—all of whom are implicated in promoting or at least ignoring contemporary campus culture. Higher education faces crises on a number of fronts, but Arum and Roksa’s report that colleges are failing at their most basic mission will demand the attention of us all.

A People Adrift

A People Adrift Author Peter Steinfels
ISBN-10 9781439128411
Release 2013-01-29
Pages 448
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In A People Adrift, a prominent Catholic thinker states bluntly that the Catholic Church in the United States must transform itself or suffer irreversible decline. Peter Steinfels shows how even before the recent revelations about sexual abuse by priests, the explosive combination of generational change and the thinning ranks of priests and nuns was creating a grave crisis of leadership and identity. This groundbreaking book offers an analysis not just of the church's immediate troubles but of less visible, more powerful forces working below the surface of an institution that provides a spiritual identity for 65 million Americans and spans the nation with its parishes, schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, clinics, and social service agencies. In A People Adrift, Steinfels warns that entrenched liberals and conservatives are trapped in a "theo-logical gridlock" that often ignores what in fact goes on in families, parishes, classrooms, voting booths, and Catholic organizations of all types. Above all, he insists, the altered Catholic landscape demands a new agenda for leadership, from the selection of bishops and the rethinking of the priesthood to the thorough preparation and genuine incorporation of a lay leadership that is already taking over key responsibilities in Catholic institutions. Catholicism exerts an enormous cultural and political presence in American life. No one interested in the nation's moral, intellectual, and political future can be indifferent to the fate of what has been one of the world's most vigorous churches -- a church now severely challenged.

Aspiring Adults Adrift

Aspiring Adults Adrift Author Richard Arum
ISBN-10 9780226197289
Release 2014-09-01
Pages 264
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Aspiring Adults is the much-anticipated follow-up study to our 2011 Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, the book that took higher education by storm. Using data from the Collegiate Learning Assessment, the authors argued in AA that the majority of college students don't learn much in their first two years of college. The authors published the more quantitative parts of this follow-up study with a free online publication. Aspiring Adults, then, is the trade version of their findings, replete with a good amount of qualitative material from many interviews with students.The authors document how recent college graduates attempted to make post-college transitions from the spring of 2009 through the summer of 2011, during a particularly difficult period for the U.S. economy. They found a high level of variability in graduates' employment outcomes, living arrangements, relationships, and levels of civic engagement, and they describe how colleges and universities are implicated in shaping the lives of these young adults. Arum and Roksa provide a rich description of how students' lives varied during and after college as well as how these patterns corresponded with the general collegiate skills individuals left college with as well as the majors they chose and the institutions they attended.


Adrift Author Alfredo Antonio Fernández
ISBN-10 1611920558
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 263
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In 1989, the world watched as the Berlin Wall tumbled down, and then looked on as the entire Iron Curtain shook itself to pieces, freeing Eastern Europe after decades of Soviet domination. But how many observers noticed as the swells and shockwaves from those events slowly crossed the Atlantic Ocean to roil the waters of the Caribbean and break upon the shores of Cuba? In Adrift: The Cuban Raft People , Alfredo Fernández surveys the turbulence produced an entire hemisphere away by the collapse of the USSR, and concludes that, ironically, the greatest collateral damage has been inflicted not on the regime of Fidel Castro but rather upon the men, women, and children seeking to flee his dictatorship. For although U.S. immigration policy changed soon after, Castros grip on the Cuban people has remained unyielding, even as extraordinary economic crises have wracked the island. As a result, countless refugees seeking freedom have disappeared without a trace into the churning waters of the Florida Straits. And many of those rescued in international waters by U.S. naval vessels have simply been turned back over to the Cuban authorities. Focusing especially on the years 1994 through 1996, by which time the magnitude of the post-Soviet changes in Cuba had become fully apparent, Fernández presents a compelling international gallery of survivors, victims, traitors, rogues, and heroes. From the infamous destruction of two unarmed private planes (sponsored by the humanitarian group Brothers to the Rescue) by Cuban MIGs in February 1996, to an afterward on the media-driven frenzy over five-year-old Elián González, found alone in an inner-tube two miles off Fort Lauderdale in November 1999, this is the powerful, true saga of two nations in conflict and the hapless people adrift between their shores. Fernándezs compelling account captures the stories of the Cuban boat people, which are particularly relevant in light of the recent Elián González case. The work transcends purely ethnic interest in addressing a political topic of broad national impact.


Adrift Author Kelle Keyles
ISBN-10 1456753622
Release 2011-05-18
Pages 72
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This collection of poems was written about the obstacles life throws out daily. These poems were meant to feel as though they were personally written for your specific situations. Within these pages many will find guidance and validation. To others it will mean nothing, until the day that they encounter the same road blocks that many already have.


Adrift Author Julie Burtinshaw
ISBN-10 1551924692
Release 2002
Pages 163
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David Garrett's already difficult family life falls apart when his mother isiagnosed with clinical depression, and he and his sister get sent to Auntenn in Desolation Sound, British Columbia, but when they steal a dinghy andry to escape the situation turns dangerous.


Adrift Author Bullgator
ISBN-10 9781468904789
Release 2012-06-01
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Adrift has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Adrift also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Adrift book for free.


Adrift Author William C. Harris
ISBN-10 9781616144043
Release 2011-07-05
Pages 258
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This timely book not only diagnoses the critical systemic weaknesses plaguing America, but also lays out a workable blueprint for tackling the critical challenges we face today. With the intent of spurring a constructive national dialogue, the authors examine how: -We Americans can be jolted out of our complacency and motivated to bold action and common purpose. -Government can work in concert with industry to foster innovation and pursue critical goals. -We can elevate the quality of our educational system to meet new challenges. -We must encourage the best and the brightest immigrants from around the world to participate in the nation’s future. -Individual cities and states are showing the way forward based on local initiatives. This book is more than a compelling narrative and a candid look at our current malaise. It is an inspiring call to action on how we as a nation can once again attain our full potential and thrive. From the Hardcover edition.

Empire Made Me

Empire Made Me Author Robert Bickers
ISBN-10 9780141906393
Release 2004-06-03
Pages 416
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'This is a biography of a nobody that offers a window into an otherwise closed world. It is a life which manages to touch us all...' Empire Made Me Shanghai in the wake of the First World War was one of the world's most dynamic, brutal and exciting cities - an incredible panorama of nightclubs, opium-dens, gambling and murder. Threatened from within by communist workers and from without by Chinese warlords and Japanese troops, and governed by an ever more desperate British-dominated administration, Shanghai was both mesmerising and terrible.Into this maelstrom stepped a tough and resourceful ex-veteran Englishman to join the police. It is his story, told in part through his rediscovered photo-albums and letters, that Robert Bickers has uncovered in this remarkable, moving book.


Adrift Author Tristan Jones
ISBN-10 0924486309
Release 1992-03-01
Pages 286
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Emerging from the South American wilderness following the harrowing adventures related in The Incredible Voyage, Tristan Jones finally made it home to Britain, where customs officials promptly impound his vessel - the tiny, nearly indestructible SEA DART - because he cannot pay the "import tax." In his quest to liberate SEA DART, he takes any work he can find, whether it be stoking the boilers at Harrods', regaling TV talk-show viewers with wild stories, or skippering one-day "around the lighthouse" cruises in New York. Ultimately, Jones and SEA DART appear as the honored guests of an Explorers Club dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria, then go on to "sail" triumphantly for three days through the streets of New York.

Boys Adrift

Boys Adrift Author Leonard Sax
ISBN-10 078674362X
Release 2009
Pages 288
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Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, American boys are, on average, less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere twenty years ago. The gender gap in college attendance and graduation rates has widened dramatically. While Emily is working hard at school and getting A’s, her brother Justin is goofing off. He’s more concerned about getting to the next level in his videogame than about finishing his homework. Now, Dr. Leonard Sax delves into the scientific literature and draws on more than twenty years of clinical experience to explain why boys and young men are failing in school and disengaged at home. He shows how social, cultural, and biological factors have created an environment that is literally toxic to boys. He also presents practical solutions, sharing strategies which educators have found effective in re-engaging these boys at school, as well as handy tips for parents about everything from homework, to videogames, to medication.

Women Adrift

Women Adrift Author Joanne J. Meyerowitz
ISBN-10 0226521982
Release 1991-03-12
Pages 248
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Starting with Dreiser's Sister Carrie, Meyerowitz uses turn-of-the-century Chicago as a case study to explore both the image and the reality of single women's experiences as they lived apart from their families. In an era when family all but defined American womanhood, these women—neither victimized nor liberated—created new social ties and subcultures to cope with the conditions of urban life. "Brilliant. . . . Gracefully written, and mercifully free from the jargon that often plagues social history, this book is a welcome addition to literature in women's, urban, and black history."—Ann Schofield, American Historical Review "Meyerowitz provides a splendid portrait of her subjects. . . . She deserves praise for her demographic spadework, sensitive analysis, and engaging style. This is a valuable and rewarding book."—Nancy Woloch, Journal of American History "A state-of-the-art product of the new women's history. . . . Meyerowitz's work is an extremely useful contribution, a corrective to over-concentration on women in family, an opening to new ways of looking at single women."—Linda Gordon, Women's Review of Books "Women Adrift not only brings together many of the most exciting insights of women's history in recent years, but Meyerowitz's particular angle on issues of work, family, sexuality, mass culture and relationships among women also encourages us to rethink these insights."—Ileen A. DeVault, Historian

Six Records of a Life Adrift

Six Records of a Life Adrift Author Shen Fu
ISBN-10 9781603847018
Release 2011-09-09
Pages 176
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This memoir of a life in the Qing dynasty reveals a sensitive and artistic man, who failed at the civil service examinations that were the gateway to official employment and had to settle for becoming an itinerant private secretary, dabbling unsuccessfully in making a living as an artist and a merchant. Aided by his intelligent and devoted wife, Yun, Shen Fu struggles to maintain the illusion that he is a scholarly man of leisure. Underlying Shen Fu's account are vivid examples of domestic life, rites and rituals, the workings of government, and the role of the courtesan in nineteenth-century China. Graham Sander's translation -- the first in nearly 30 years -- is a model of accuracy and fluency, bringing the subtleties of the original to light in English for the first time. His general introduction discusses themes in the work, the character of Shen Fu and Yun, Suzhou and the surrounding area, levels of society in the Qing, and the role of concubines. Annotation, a chronology of events, a glossary and maps are also included.


Adrift Author Grenville Lee Dunstan
ISBN-10 0828015090
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 142
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Adrift has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Adrift also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Adrift book for free.

Afloat Again Adrift

Afloat Again  Adrift Author Andrew Keith
ISBN-10 0970765282
Release 2006
Pages 240
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Outdoorsman Andrew Keith relates three trips at unique points in his life: down the Mississippi River to New Orleans; through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, eventually to Hudson Bay; and through the great Lakes to the St. Lawrence Seaway. From the solitude of the deep wilderness to chance encounters with strangers who offer shelter or a meal, from windblown days exploring unspoiled islands to frightening spills in whitewater rapids, from the sight of wolves and polar bears to the scent of salt marshes and pine forests, Keith describes a geographical and spiritual journey.